Studio of Sir Anthony van Dyck
ANTWERP 1599 - 1641 LONDON
MARTYRDOM OF SAINT SEBASTIAN
George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1746–1816), by 1806;
Thence by descent.
London, Royal Academy, Exhibition of the Old Masters, Winter 1878, no. 290;
London, Grosvenor Gallery, Van Dyck Exhibition, 1886-87, no. 136;
King's Lynn, The Fermoy Art Gallery, Exhibition of Pictures by Sir Anthony van Dyck, 1963, no. 9;
London, The Queen's Gallery, Van Dyck, Wenceslaus Hollar and the Miniature Painters at the Court of the Early Stuarts, 1968, no. 14;
London, Agnew's, Loan Exhibition. Sir Anthony van Dyck, 1968, no. 14;
Washington, National Gallery of Art, Anthony van Dyck, 1990–91, no. 91;
Wellesley (Mass.), Davis Museum, on long term loan.
Anon., Inventory of the Contents of Warwick Castle, ms., 1806, hanging in the End Room;
W. Field, An Historical and Descriptive Account of Leamington Spa, Warwick 1815, pp. 182, 200 ('A Sebastian - a sketch - by Vandyck (sic)'), in the State Dressing Room, West window, left side;
C. W. Spicer, Vitruvius Britannicus. History of Warwick Castle, London 1844, in Lady Warwick's boudoir;
H. T. Cooke, An Historical and Descriptive Guide to Warwick Castle…, Warwick 1847, p. 64, in Lady Warwick's boudoir;
Cooper’s, History of Warwick and Guide to the Castle, illustrated, 1850, p.95;
W. Kendall, Inventory of Warwick Castle, ms., 1853, in the Boudoir;
Anon., Inventory of Warwick Castle, ms., circa 1860, in the Boudoir;
F. E. Warwick, ‘Warwick Castle’, in The Pall Mall Magazine, vol. XI, January – April 1897, p. 39, in the Boudoir;
Anon., Inventory of the contents of Warwick Castle, ms., 1900, in the State Boudoir;
Anon., A brief account of the Earls of Warwick, together with a description of the castle and some of the more notable works of art therein, Warwick 1959, p. 48, in the Blue Boudoir;
E. Larsen, The Paintings of Anthony van Dyck, Freren 1988, vol. II, pp. 103–04, no. 241 (as Van Dyck c. 1617–18);
S. Barnes et al., Van Dyck. A complete catalogue of his paintings, Yale 2004, p. 65, under cat. no. I.48 (as 'a good copy').